The 3 Hair Colours Every L.A. Girl Will Have This Spring

Faith Xue

What defines an L.A. girl? Sure, residing in the city of Los Angeles counts, but there’s something more to it—something we can’t quite put our finger on. French girls have their je ne sais quoi, New York girls have their understated cool, and L.A. girls—well, L.A. girls have that inherent sunniness that’s both effortless and enviable. When we think L.A., we think of beachy waves, tanned skin, and frayed denim cutoffs—the Marissa Coopers and Blake Livelys of the world, if you will. And call us biased, but we think the beauty world is catching on and taking a cue from the breezy West Coast.

Take hair colour, for instance. The harsh, streaky highlight trend of the ’90s (#neverforget) has graduated to a newer aesthetic that’s decidedly lower-maintenance and L.A.-inspired. First, there was ombré, a gradual fade from dark to light, which turned into balayage, then holiday hair, and now L.A. girls are crazy about “lived-in colour,” a phrase dreamed up and trademarked by top colourist Johnny Ramirez, co-founder of Ramirez Tran salon. This type of hair colour is exactly as the name implies—subtle, comfortable, and naturally lightened by beach days, glistening from every angle.

Speaking of which, there’s perhaps no better time to update your strands than spring, the in-between season that has us itching for change. We reached out to Ramirez and asked him to share the lived-in, L.A.-inspired shades anyone can try, regardless of their location. Whether you’re ready for a hair colour change or just want to see what’s trending here in the City of Angels, you’ll want to keep scrolling—just don’t blame us if you’re suddenly tempted to call your colourist.

Keep scrolling for the three hair colours every L.A. girl will have this spring!

To keep coloured hair shiny and vibrant between appointments, we recommend an at-home gloss like Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac (£14).

Would you try any of these hair colour trends? Let us know in the comment box below.

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